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I have a HTC Hero (droid phone), im still learning the whole apps things but got a few cool ones. There is a free dyno app kinda like dynolicious but different name. Police scanner is a fun one. You can get the "bump" app like the iphones, and you can actually use it with people that have iphones too. Not really useful but just kinda cool is the metal detector. I dont have my phone on me, its at home but i will see what else I have worth mentioning (besides all the sound boards lol)
 

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I HATE droids. tried 2 of them and ended up back with the iphone. they were slow and I kept getting force closes on everything. Hopefully you guys have way better luck than I did.

Gare, awesomest app ever is Google Sky Map. Shows where all the stars, constellations, and planets are. The map actually moves with you and spins...whole 9 yards.
 

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To be honest, my Droid is slowing down. I have been considering a master reset and starting from scratch. I think a lot of it is some of the useless apps I've downloaded...
 

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To be honest, my Droid is slowing down. I have been considering a master reset and starting from scratch. I think a lot of it is some of the useless apps I've downloaded...
Thats what mine did till one day it was so slow it wouldnt function. I only had like 6 apps...tried the master reset deal which didnt work so they gave me a newer droid...same thing happened again so I stuck with Iphone. When the droid did work it was pretty cool, I was still trying to get used to it. Maybee in the future I will switch back, but What I got now works so Im leaving well enough aloneLOL
 

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I am getting the HTC Incredible on Thursday. That should be a snappy phone with the 1 GHz snapdragon processor and such. I'm coming from a touch pro with windows mobile (which I like) so I hope the android system works good for me. I have heard cool things about google sky, I'm definitely going to try that one out. If you google "best droid apps" you come up with a lot of cool programs to try out.
 

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I have a HTC Hero (droid phone), im still learning the whole apps things but got a few cool ones. There is a free dyno app kinda like dynolicious but different name. Police scanner is a fun one. You can get the "bump" app like the iphones, and you can actually use it with people that have iphones too. Not really useful but just kinda cool is the metal detector. I dont have my phone on me, its at home but i will see what else I have worth mentioning (besides all the sound boards lol)
ADyno, droid light and Texas Hold'em.
 

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To be honest, my Droid is slowing down. I have been considering a master reset and starting from scratch. I think a lot of it is some of the useless apps I've downloaded...
Mine is still fast but I clean out the cookies, history, bookmarks, texts and emails regularly. + some of you DL's are still running I kill mine and download again when needed.
 

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I have a HTC Hero (droid phone), im still learning the whole apps things but got a few cool ones. There is a free dyno app kinda like dynolicious but different name. Police scanner is a fun one. You can get the "bump" app like the iphones, and you can actually use it with people that have iphones too. Not really useful but just kinda cool is the metal detector. I dont have my phone on me,I thought it was against the law not to have your phone!!!:ford: its at home but i will see what else I have worth mentioning (besides all the sound boards lol)
what is the "bump" app
 

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Jaret's got em covered, good list right there and pretty much all I have.

I also use Dolphin browser, the stock browser honestly is fine, but the Dolphin one lets you do tabs like Firefox and I just think it works a bit better. Also Flixter is great app for movie showing times, trailers, upcoming and DVD releases and reviews, basically everything Hollywood. I also have Livebible which works greatand Bank of America app for checking in every now and then along with an AIM app called Hi Aim (I guess there is a better app out there, but this one works so I see no need to change) Then I have a retro clock app just to put an easy to read clock/date on the home screen and a weather.com app for a widget for local weather on the home screen and can search forcasts and weather and maps through it too.

I have had mine since Nov 09 and its the first "smart phone" I have ever had, I'm not a huge App guy but just like my phone to work, and its come in handy many times, and great for browsing PSN or other forums and pages.


What's advanced task killer?

One retarded thing with the droid is there is really no Close button for the apps, you open up one and its on, and stays on even if you get out of it and go do something else. So you need to have a task killer of some sort to close them down.

Also with the latest update it seems some dumb tasks keep on opening up on their own, stuff I have NEVER opened or used are just all of a sudden running :mad:

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Thats what mine did till one day it was so slow it wouldnt function. I only had like 6 apps...tried the master reset deal which didnt work so they gave me a newer droid...same thing happened again so I stuck with Iphone. When the droid did work it was pretty cool, I was still trying to get used to it. Maybee in the future I will switch back, but What I got now works so Im leaving well enough aloneLOL
I know it doesn't matter anymore but did you have a task killer of some sort so you could close down apps when not in use? Just wondering if thats why it kept getting slower and slower.
 

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First thing you need to do is download advanced task killer. When you open it hit the menu button and set it up to run when the screen shuts off. Since I set mine up to run like that it's so much better.

Next, download a batter widget. The battery meter that's stock on the droid is absolute garbage. My widget is on the homescreen.

Then either pandora or slacker, I'm sure you know what both are by now.

I found that the stock three screens to not be enough to lay out apps to quickly use and still be able to admire my background (a photo I took). So I downloaded Helix Launcher. It lets you have up to 7 screens. When you hit the home button on the phone it will ask which home you want to launch, android or helix, check the box at the bottom that says use this everytime and go to helix. Helix also lets you have four apps on the bottom by the app tray button that stay on every one of your homescreens.

The next one I downloaded was the Texts From Last Night widget and put it on one of my five screens.

Meebo Im, it integrates AIM, Yahoo, MSN, and even facebook chat into one app.

Multi SMS is good for updating lots of people in your phone book.

RingDroid lets you make ringtones from songs on the phone.

The Weather Channel app. It has animated radar, that's why I have it.

GPS speedo, just as it says, uses gps to calculate speed. My truck is off anywhere from 4-8 mph, I'm to lazy to fix it. So this is my speedometer.

Go to best buy and buy the the car mount/charger. It's forty bucks for the combo pack with both in it. Verizon wants 30 for the mount alone. It makes it just like a gps, except can answer calls and ####.
 
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